Ad Gloriam Dei

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Magnalia Christi Americana (The Great Works of Christ in America)

The following are some extracts from Cotton Mather's account of the early history of the Church in New England, 'Magnalia Christi Americana' or 'The Great Works of Christ in America' , which I am reading at the moment.

Prior to sailing from Southampton, the following occurred (Book I Ch. II Sect. 4):

Mather writes the following of the character of the Church (Book I Ch. III Sect. 7):

He goes on to warn of the dangers of materialism resulting from a wrong response to the prosperity attending obedience to God (Book I Ch. III Sect. 7):